Volunteer Forum

You and fellow alumni volunteers are essential for building our Babson network, enhancing alumni programs, advancing Babson’s reputation, and helping to recruit the best students—our future alumni, to Babson.

As a dedicated volunteer and leader, your access to Babson’s senior leaders and insider information is our priority. That’s why we’ve designed the Volunteer Forum exclusively for you!

Join the Babson Alumni Association for the second annual Volunteer Forum at Back to Babson.

Key Benefits of Attending the Volunteer Forum

  • Gain transferable skills, including leadership development, marketing, and event management.
  • Take pride in the impact you are making.
  • Stay connected to your alma mater and the Babson community—build your network.
  • Reconnect with old friends, meet new people, and make new friends.
  • Have fun—volunteering is a great social pastime.

2018 Volunteer Forum Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21

11:30 am – 1:30 pm -Networking Lunch and Keynote Presentation:  Infusing Innovation in Volunteering
Re-connect with friends, meet fellow volunteers, share your volunteer experiences, learn about new opportunities to share you talent with Babson, and gain insights for infusing entrepreneurship in your volunteer efforts.  The welcome luncheon will feature a keynote presentation by Professor Andrew Corbett, who will share strategies for championing innovation in your volunteer efforts and with teams, and remarks by Alexandra Piccirilli ‘94, President, Babson Alumni Association and Gerri Randlett, Managing Director, Alumni and Friends Network.  

1:45 - 3:00 pm (Concurrent Sessions):

Accelerating Your Volunteer Efforts & Teams
How do you build community within volunteer teams to maximize attendance, engage new volunteers, and inspire philanthropy?  This session will provide you with innovative ideas and strategies to re-imagine your alumni events and communication plans and to champion efforts that both recruit and engage alumni as participants in your group’s activities.

Navigating the Volunteer Leadership Ladder
Are you interested in serving as a volunteer for one of Babson’s advisory boards/committees or as a member of governance?  Does a role on a non-profit Board of Directors interest you?  In this session, an all-star panel will share their experiences and insights for climbing the volunteer leadership ladder. 

3:15 – 4:15 pm -Fireside Chat:  Insights on Babson’s Centennial Efforts
Join the Managing Director of the Centennial Office Lacy Garcia and Acting Provost Mark Rice to learn about Babson’s plans to celebrate this institutional milestone and what the academic landscape will look like for the College as we embark on our second century.

4:15 – 5:00 pm -Toast to Volunteers
Babson staff and faculty applaud volunteers for giving so generously of your time and sharing your expertise to make a difference for the College and our community.

Saturday, September 22

8:30–10 am - Babson Alumni Association (BAA) Meeting

Join the BAA Board of Directors at its annual meeting to learn about the many ways the board advances Babson’s mission, engages alumni around the world to support the College’s priorities and initiatives, and how you can get involved.

10 am–Noon Volunteer Leadership Awards Brunch

Let’s celebrate you and the collective contributions of alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and friends who have shared their time and talent with the Babson community as well as congratulate the 2018 Volunteer Leadership Award recipients.